Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham.

[Memorandum. Handed to the Secretary of State by the British ambassador, August 24, 1894.]

The Earl of Kimberley assumes that sections 182½ and 89 will on coming into force entirely cancel the agreements made with the West Indies under the McKinley act, and that they would not be continued by the passage of an act making sugar duty-free indiscriminately.